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Pressure Cooker Dry Fruits Muffins Recipe | Eggless Baking without Oven

Hey Foodies,

It’s been about a year and half when started the series Eggless Baking Without Oven.. But mostly we focused on Cakes and a slight bit of cookies..

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We’re going to bake a lot more stuff other than cakes now, so keep requesting! Today, some dry fruit muffins for you! 🙂

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Muffins, looks similar to cupcakes.. But it is a type of bread, made many ways.. While Cupcake is a dessert, Muffins are both sweet and savory enjoyed in Breakfast or as you know anytime.. Here’s a sweet variety for you all, loaded with dried fruits.. Time to dive right into the recipe?

 

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Eggless Dry Fruit Muffins Recipe in Pressure Cooker | Eggless Baking without Oven
 
Ingredients
  • Plain Flour / Maida - ¾ Cup
  • Powdered Sugar - ½ Cup
  • Oil - ¼ Cup
  • Milk - ½ Cup
  • Baking Soda - ½ Tsp
  • Milk Powder - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar - 1 Tsp
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 Tsp
  • Mix Dry Fruits - ½ Cup + 2-3 tbsp for topping
  • Salt - 2 Cups + one pinch
Instructions
  1. Start by heating up a pressure cooker in medium flame, add the 2 cups of salt and a wire stand and a perforated plate. Cover, remove the whistle and let it preheat for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix vinegar in the milk and keep aside. Sieve the dry ingredients - Flour, Baking Soda, Milk Powder, Powdered Sugar, a pinch of salt and keep aside.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl - Oil, Vanilla Essence, Milk+Vinegar Mix and keep aside.
  4. Take about a tablespoon and half and add it to the mix dried fruits and coat the dry fruits well in the flour.
  5. Now pour the wet ingredients in the dry ingredients and whisk it well together, do not over mix! Now add the dry fruits and using a spatula fold it in.
  6. Line Paper Cups in Individual Muffin Tins and then scoop the batter in about ¾ way. Use an ice cream scoop its easier & consistent that way. Top the muffins with some dried fruits. Ready to bake!
  7. Open the cooker and place the muffin tins inside, do not over load 3-4 at once. Quickly close and turn the flame down to low-medium and let it bake for 15-18 minutes.
  8. Once done, test with a skewer, if it comes out clean its ready. Take it down to a cooling rack. Let them cool and Enjoy in Breakfast or anytime in the day!
Notes
They can be served warm as well 🙂
The muffins can be cooked for a little longer than 15 minutes, maybe about 18-20 minutes if a more brown color is desired on top like i did for 3 of them.. But they can get slightly firm.. I'm in no-way promoting over-baking just that if you wish to do.. Not much of a difference in texture but looks better.

 

Soft, Moist and loaded with plump and crisp dried fruits in every bite, Sure is a delight to have.. Can’t stop at one.. So make sure you try it out 🙂

That’s all for today, Thanks 🙂

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Bread Pulao Recipe – Bread Upma – Indian Snack | Kids Lunch Box Recipes

Hey Foodies,

Bread Pulao, or Bread Upma is one dish that we’ve been eating as a lunch since years.. You must be remembering, there was either one or two days in a week(or alternate), when you got something special in the lunch box as a kid.. My mom still does that for me..

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And what used to be in those special days? Something experimental, or our subtle and amusing Bread Pulao, Poha and so on.. Fond memories isn’t it?

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Let’s make some Bread Pulao this time around for the Kids Lunch Box Series 🙂

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Ingredients
  • Bread Slices - 6 (Chopped into 1" pieces)
  • Onions - 2
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Green Chili - 1
  • Coriander - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato Ketchup - 2 tbsp {or tomato puree}
  • Salt - To taste
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder - ½ tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - ½ Tsp
Instructions
  1. Start by heating up a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Add the mustard seeds, after they splutter add the chopped green chili and onions.
  2. Cook the onions, once they start getting golden add the chopped tomatoes, salt to taste and cook until it is mushy.
  3. Add some chopped coriander leaves, red chili powder and ketchup mix and cook for a minute. Add a tsp of sugar and stir.. Then add the cubed bread slices. Mix it all well together, add some more coriander and serve or pack in lunch box! Enjoy!
Notes
Curry Leaves can be added in the tempering.
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Just remember, loading the bread pulao with bhujia…. Total bliss! I want to enjoy again, so let me go.. That’s all for today!

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Thanks 🙂

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Banoffee Pie Recipe – No Bake Dessert Recipe | Valentines Day Dessert

Hey Foodies,

This time around, I planned to make Banoffee Pie instead of a cake for my mom & dad’s anniversary..

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And I’m glad they liked it, The tremendous combination of Banana and Toffee is to die for! I’ve been making these Banoffee Pie since a long time, but in small tart moulds and calling them as Banoffee Tartlets, which is a great pick-it-up kinda dessert..

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So it was familiar and had made numerous times, but this time made in a regular tart pan.. So, let’s make it.. Ah yes, this is a great dessert for Valentines Day as well.. Make it for your loved ones.. 🙂 What’s better? Only 5 Ingredients 😀

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Banoffee Pie Recipe - No Bake Dessert Recipe | Valentines Day Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • Marie Biscuits : 120g
  • Melted Butter - 6 Tbsp
  • Bananas : 2
  • Condensed Milk - 1 Can (Dulce De Leche from scratch in Notes)
  • Whipping Cream - ½ Cup
  • Chocolate Shavings, Strawberries - as req.
Instructions
  1. For Dulce De Leche : Add 3-4 cups of water to a pressure cooker, place the sealed can of condensed milk in. Close the pressure cooker and heat in high flame for 2 Whistles and then lower the flame to sim and cook for another 25-30 miniutes.
  2. Remove the cooker from heat and let it cool down on its own completely, once at room temp, open the cooker, take the can out. Use as required. (It is best to let the cool and rest for a couple of hours, i prefer to make a night earlier and let it sit overnight)
  3. Start by adding the biscuits to a plastic bag and get smashing using a rolling pin. It needs to be fine, but some crumbly bits are great! Transfer to a bowl.Pour in some butter, about 3 tbsp at first. Mix and keep adding more butter until it gets to a consistency where if you gather and press some of the mixture in your hand it forms that shape.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 7" Tart Pan and press down the mixture. Using a glass press even more, also make sure to press the sides using two fingers. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Whip the cream using a whisk or a electric mixer until peaks form. Keep aside. Slice two bananas.
  6. Bring the tart pan out, make a layer of sliced bananas. Then scoop out the dulce-de-leche and make a layer of it. Dip a spoon in hot water and use if its difficult to spread. Almost all will go in, but don't worry, there will be some for you to indulge!
  7. Spread the whipped cream on top OR use a piping bag and pipe designs as you wish.. I went for some subtle stars using a star tip. Then, refrigerate for atleast 3 hours before serving.
  8. Before serving, curl up some chocolate using a peeler or a knife and add on top, cocoa powder can be dusted as well. I had some strawberries, so i sliced and decorated some of those as well. Slice, and Indulge in the heavenly dessert!
Notes
For Making Dulce de leche from scratch which is extremely easy take 500 ml milk, 1 cup sugar and ¼ tsp baking soda. Mix all three and cook just like we make condensed milk. Cook a little longer until it is thick than condensed milk. Let it cool and use. The addition of baking soda at first will ensure the milk caramelizes.

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Just a little time consuming, but the recipe is extremely easy.. So make sure you make this, for your self, for your loved ones and Indulge!!!!!

That’s all for today, Enjoy! 🙂

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Veg Grill Sandwich Recipe – Quick & Easy Indian Snack Street Style

Hey Foodies,

We all love Grill Sandwiches, specially the ones from those street vendors..

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Making the same at home is even easier, and even yummier! And you have the freedom of making the way you like it, Here’s some veg grill sandwiches for you without Onion & Garlic 🙂

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Veg Grill Sandwich Recipe - Quick & Easy Indian Snack Street Style
 
Ingredients
  • Bread Slices - 6
  • Cheese Cubes - 2
  • Boiled Potato : 1 [Slices]
  • Tomato : 1 [Slices]
  • Capsicum : ¼ [Julienne]
  • Cucumber : ½ [Slices]
  • Butter : As req.
  • Green Chutney : As req.
  • Tomato Ketchup / Tamarind Chutney : As req.
  • Salt : To Taste
  • Chat Masala : To Taste
Instructions
  1. Start by preheating the Sandwich Griller.
  2. Spread Butter in the Bread, One bread with butter on both sides(goes in center), and two breads with butter in one side(remains up & down).
  3. Smear Green Chutney in one of the bread(butter side down, then sliced boiled potato, and juliennes of bell pepper. Sprinkle salt and generous amount of chat masala. Then grate some cheese.
  4. Then spread tomato ketchup in one side and gr chutney in the other side over the buttered bread. Keep the bread over the cheese, then place sliced tomato and cucumber.
  5. Sprinkle Salt and Generous amount of chat masala, Grate cheese on top. Spread tomato ketchup in another bread and place it over the cheese(butter side up).
  6. Make one more similarly, and keep the sandwiches to grill in the griller until golden, take out using a tong optionally smear a touch of butter and sprinkle some chat masala. Cut into two and ENJOY! 🙂
Notes
Instead of Tomato Ketchup, tamarind chutney can be used OR a mix of coriander chutney, tamarind chutney and tomato ketchup! 🙂
Instead of cheese cubes, cheese slices can be used and its more awesome. I was out of cheese slices that day, so used cubes! 🙂
Green Chutney : Take One bunch of coriander and ½ bunch of mint, 1 Tsp Lemon Juice, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp black salt, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ¼ tsp sugar, 1 or 2 green chili. Using minimal amount of water, make a thick paste. Transfer to a bowl, and add almost the same amount of smooth yogurt and whisk. Use as desired.

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These are a delight, gets ready fast, is super delicious and makes you want more and more! 🙂 So, do try this and let me know how do you like them.. That’s all for today..

Thanks!

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Palak Paneer Recipe – Dhaba Style | Indian Main-Course

Hey Foodies,

What’s so great about winters? It’s Fresh Peas, Spinach, Sarson ka Saag, Strawberrys, and more.. So, recently on a trip, We were running out of time for the return so we hopped into a dhaba kind restaurant and quickly said Palak Paneer and naans.. My god, the hunger and how we(Me and Dad) finished the whole plate of Palak Paneer and Naans! And the taste was out-stannddiiinggg! And believe me, I had never liked palak paneer earlier..

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So, as the winters were here, I thought to make some at home, Umm.. It was good but not like, then kept trying other ways.. Sometimes loads of garlic, sometimes extremely acidic, sometimes with some thickener, sometimes.. And went on, Unless i thought to avoid the blanching and make the gravy in one go like make the masala and add spinach and puree.. And breezee, it was awesome, and better than the dhaba 😀 😀 😀

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Look, look at that! If you aren’t a fan of it, I would strongly suggest you to try this recipe.. So good, mouthwatering.. Wish there was a technology which would make food be able to taste from the screen.. 😀

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Palak Paneer Recipe - Dhaba Style | Indian Main-Course
 
Ingredients
  • Palak / Spinach – 3 Bunches (chopped)
  • Paneer – 225g
  • Cream – 2 Tb.
  • Onion – 1 (roughly chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 (roughly chopped)
  • Coriander – ¼ cup
  • Ginger – ½” (grated)
  • Nutmeg / Jaiphal – a pinch (grated)
  • Garlic – 5-6 Cloves (chopped)
  • Green Chili – 1 (chopped)
  • Bayleaf - 2
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Yogurt – ¼ Cup
  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder – ½ tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp or less
  • Sugar – ¼ tsp or less
  • Salt – to taste
Instructions
  1. Start by heating up a pan, add a tablespoon of oil. To the hot oil, add the cumin seeds. Let them splutter, then add bayleaf, grated ginger, chopped garlic and green chili. Stir well.
  2. Once slightly cooked, add one roughly chopped onion and stir.. Add lil bit of salt and cook till it goes pink. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they are mushy.
  3. Switch off the flame and let the pan cool a little bit. Then add in the smooth yogurt and stir well for about a minute. Time for the spices – ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp red chili powder and then grate in some nutmeg.
  4. Start the flame in low, and stir well and cook until starts getting a simmer. If the mixture seems dry 2-3 more tbsp. yogurt can be added. Add the sugar and mix well, then comes in the chopped spinach.
  5. Keep stirring and cook till the volume reduces, and the spinach is slightly wilted. After the volume is reduced, cook for another minute. Switch off the flame, add the coriander mix and make a paste out of it.
  6. Heat up a pan, add the paste and get it to a simmer.. Add more salt if required, also add the 2 tbsp cream. Mix well.
  7. Grate about 25-30 grams of paneer straight in the pan, and chop rest.. Mix well, and Serve Hot! Enjoy 🙂
Notes
Notes:
Paste : Its upto you to make a thick, coarse paste with specks of spinach, and so on or make a silky smooth one.. I personally like the thick paste with specks which hand blender makes well 🙂
Tips on the Green Color : Adding something acidic helps, like curd or lemon.. Curd is in the recipe which gives a good taste and helps. Do not Cover the pan at all, always cook in open pan.
I prefer to just chop the spinach and use.. If you wish, you can blanch the spinach, then chop and then add.. But I prefer this way. If blanching is your thing, you can add a pinch of baking soda in the water.. it will make sure its greener!
½ tsp Slightly Broiled and Hand Crushed Dry Kasoori Methi/Fenugreek can be added in the end.
If you wish, you can fry the paneer. Or add about ½ tsp oil in a pan, add the paneer and kind of shallow fry them then add the paste..
If you want strands of onions in the end result, you can chop 1 more onion into Half Moons and then kind of open them.. Then take ½ tsp oil in a pan and then add the onions cook for a minute then add the puree.. The place I had palak paneer had such onion strands.. Bothways taste amusing!
Video Recipe –

 

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What are you waiting for, try this and enjoy the awesomeness! 🙂 😀

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Once you try this, and you’ll always make it this way and prefer making than ordering cause it gets ready so fast! 🙂 That’s all for today!
Thanks 🙂

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